Cape Cod’s vaccination rates and strict safety protocols make it one of the safest tourist regions in the nation, a Massachusetts state senator said Thursday.
“Cape Cod is leading the Commonwealth in vaccination rates, and Massachusetts is really among the leading states in vaccination rates,” said state Sen. Julian Cyr, who represents Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, during a Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference on Thursday. “Unlike other tourist destinations in the United States, Cape Cod has adhered to strict safety protocols throughout the pandemic. Yes, that’s been a long and hard road. But I think we are clearly emerging prepared for the summer.”
As of April 22, 41 percent of Cape Codders were fully vaccinated, and 59 percent of Cape Codders have received at least one dose of the vaccine, Cyr said.
“As a result of the very strong and impressive vaccination rates that we have across the region, the Cape and the islands are in a very strong position and, I believe, are well prepared to be a safe destination — perhaps among the safest tourist regions in the nation — for tourists and for workers in the upcoming season,” Cyr said…